76ers end 26-game skid, pound Pistons 123-98 - NBC Sports

76ers end 26-game skid, pound Pistons 123-98
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PHILADELPHIA, PA - MARCH 29: Jarvis Varnado #40 of the Philadelphia 76ers goes up for a dunk against the Detroit Pistons at the Wells Fargo Center on March 29, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
March 29, 2014, 10:02 pm

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia 76ers snapped their NBA record-tying, 26-game losing streak, routing the Detroit Pistons 123-98 on Saturday night to avoid establishing a new longest skid in U.S. major pro sports history.

Michael Carter-Williams and Thaddeus Young each scored 21 points for the 76ers, who won for the first time in exactly two months and did it with surprising ease, leading by as much as 32 points. They also ended an 18-game home losing streak, which was one shy of another NBA record.

Beaten badly a number of times during their skid, the 76ers got to experience life on the other side, ringing up a season-high 70 points in the first half.

Their 26 straight losses equaled the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers.

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